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North County Regional Fire Authority, known as "North County Fire & EMS," provides fire suppression and emergency medical service to 65,000 people over 210 square miles, including the City of Stanwood. More than 70 emergency personnel respond to approximately 8900 calls per year. North County Fire & EMS is debt-free, operates under a balanced budget and has passed all its independent audits by the state.

Vision Statement
North County Fire/EMS provides premier medical services, fire, and all-hazard emergency response to reduce risk and enhance the health, welfare, and preparedness of our entire community.

  • Values
    • Integrity - We take personal ownership of all facets of the organization and service we provide to the community, in an honest and trustworthy manner.
    • Excellence - We are committed to professionalism, progressive leadership, and fiscal responsibility.
    • Communication - We provide clear, transparent, and open communication.
    • Innovation - We continuously seek effective ways to carry out our mission.
    • Family - We believe in the importance of family, both personally and professionally.

Current Information

Fire Chief John Cermak

Fire Chief John Cermak welcomes the opportunity to provide a 15-30 minute presentation to local groups and organizations about the fire district and answer questions.

If you'd like to arrange for a presentation, please contact:

Chief Cermak @ 

360-629-2184 or


First Aid & CPR Classes


Next 3 Classes

Anyone can learn CPR & First Aid and everyone should!! . . .

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Community Risk Reduction

Fire Academy


Next Academy: 2021-01

Starts: September - 2021


We offer two Fire Academies per year. The first academy class usually starts in the first quarter of the year. With the second one starting in the fourth quarter of the year.

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Outdoor Burning Information

Outdoor Burning Allowed

To view additional outdoor burning information, to include alternative to outdoor burning, click on the "Learn More" button below.

Please remember to burn responsibly, be considerate of your neighbors, and to burn in accordance to all applicable burn regulations.

Safety Information